Russian-born pianist Maria Yefimova has established herself internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestra soloist, performing in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States. She made her orchestral debut with the Slovak Philharmonic, which was broadcast live on National Television. Her most recent orchestral performances include Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto with the Tambov Philharmonic in Russia.
Ms. Yefimova made her New York debut in 2004 with a critically acclaimed solo recital at Carnegie Hall. She has performed in Meranofest and Velo Music Festival in Italy, the Rachmaninoff Music Festival in Russia, and the Water Island Music Festival in the US Virgin Islands. She has collaborated with such conductors as Dmitry Vasiliev and Igor Sukachev, and with soloists Roza Tulyaganova, Eric Jacobsen, and Julian Gargiulo, among others. Last year Maria took part in the Guernica Project, an NGO that promotes international cooperation and conflict resolution through music and arts, giving numerous performances of Octavio Vazquez’s Guernica Piano Trio.
Often heard on TV and Radio broadcasts, Ms. Yefimova appeared on Bravo TV station, the Slovak National Television, the Paradise Radio in US Virgin Islands, and the Tele Monte Orlando in Italy. Maria was a featured artist in a film documentary Women of Music, a classical music series, which presents performances and interviews with today’s top artists from around the world.
A competition prizewinner, Maria received awards from Artists International, the Five Towns Music & Art International Piano Competition, the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and the Kuznetsk Young Artists Piano Competition. She received diplomas at the Hummel International Piano Competition, and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.